This project was inspired by a friend who recently had some great businss cards made up based on a design my wife created.
I decided that it would be cool to have a nice case to hold businss cards, and as it happens loyalty cards are usually the same size so it can do double duty.
The whole point of handing over a business card is for someone to remember you and your business, what better way to set a good first impression than plucking your businness card out of a beautiful hand crafted wooded case.
Before making this final version I made a proto-type. I didn’t realise at the time that I was making a prototype, but sometimes projects don’t go so well, and it turns out that what you thought was going to be great, turns out to be nothing more than a practice run.
Router with thicknessing jig
block of hardwood – I used Cherry
Small contrasting hardwood for hinge
Below can watch a quick <3min video highlighting the main steps i went through in this project.